Soins fondés sur des données probantes pour les demandeurs d’asile et les réfugiés kurdes, irakiens et syriens issus de la guerre civile syrienne : une revue systématique

Added December 11, 2017

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Effective support for Syrian refugees arriving in Canada presupposes the availability of adequate evidence-based psychological support. Thus, the provision of psychological services should not depend on a diagnosis of PTSD or the presence of related psychiatric disorders (eg, depression). On the contrary, the availability of support for any refugee who requests it, including those with only sub-threshold symptoms, could facilitate the adjustment of people who would experience difficulties integrating into their host community and adaptation to anticipated socio-cultural changes.

There is sufficient data to support the use of Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ), Hopkins Symptom Cheklist-25 (HSCL-25) and Post Migrational Living Difficulties (PMLD) controls to rule out non-cases of post stress -traumatic (PTSD). Second, the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) could be used to diagnose PTSD in Iraqi, Kurdish and Syrian refugees in Canada. Storytelling Exposure Therapy (NET) is the most successful psychological treatment in this population. This systematic review takes stock of the frequency of assessment measures, treatments and biomarkers used in the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in Iraqi, Kurdish and Syrian refugees. Otherwise,